Jimmy Kimmel’s 7-month-old son had a scheduled and successful heart surgery Monday morning, representatives for the late-night host said. His son, whose heart condition has made the late-night host an unlikely player in American politics, had a successful second round of surgery on Monday.
The infant, Billy Kimmel had scheduled to have the surgery in November, but it was postponed because colds in the Kimmel household made doctors wary.
Following the successful surgery on Monday, the host will be busy with the Chris Pratt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Neil Patrick Harris and Melissa McCarthy this week.
His son was born in April of this year who with heart defects which needs surgery immediately after his birth to repair a blocked pulmonary valve, allowing blood to reach his lungs to be reoxygenated. After 6-months, as per the scheduled, the doctors perform usually on follow-up procedure. The surgery prevents oxygenated blood intended for the rest of the body from spilling back into the ventricle it just left.
Billy is their (Kimmel and Molly McNearney) second baby after Jane who completed her age 3.